Consultation outcome

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigation: B4 investigation of mouth swabs

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 20 October 2015.

Read the latest issue of SMI B 4.

Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 15 January 2013

First consultation: 25 February 2013 to 20 May 2013

Second consultation: 23 December 2013 to 20 January 2014

Third consultation: 2 June 2014 to 26 August 2014

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 17 July 2014
  • 12 February 2014
  • 5 November 2014

Date document issued: 20 October 2015

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This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the SMI 'B4 investigation of mouth swabs'.

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

The consultation asks for comments about the SMI ‘B4 investigation of mouth swabs’.

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